Definitions for yodelˈyoʊd l

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yo•delˈyoʊd l(v.)-deled, -del•ing; -delled, -del•ling

  1. (v.i.)to sing or call out with frequent changes from the ordinary voice to falsetto and back again, in the manner of Swiss and Tyrolean mountaineers.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. (n.)a song, refrain, etc., so sung or called out.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. an act of yodeling.

Origin of yodel:

1865–70; < G jodeln


Princeton's WordNet

  1. yodel(verb)

    a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto

  2. yodel, warble, descant(verb)

    sing by changing register; sing by yodeling

    "The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains"


  1. yodel(Noun)

    Such a song.

  2. yodel(Verb)

    To sing (a song) in such a way that the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal chest voice and falsetto.

  3. Origin: From jodeln.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yodel

    alt. of Yodle

  2. Yodel(noun)

    alt. of Yodle

Translations for yodel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to sing (a melody etc), changing frequently from a normal to a very high-pitched voice and back again.

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